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Stop hiding behind a cover up at the beach or pool!

"Imagine your most amazing day at the beach.

You get dropped off at the edge of the sand, and you have nothing to carry except your book and a bottle of water.

At your selected, uncrowded spot, a beach sherpa sets up your chair, umbrella and a small cooler filled with delicious fruit, because this is YOUR amazing day on the beach. The temperature outside is perfect! It is hot, but not scorching. there is a perfect ocean breeze.

You are happy, your kids are happy. Without thinking, you shed your cover up and confidentially walk down to the waters edge to get your feet wet. You love your body!"

While I cannot create a beach sherpa (wouldn't that be amazing), you can make that last paragraph come true.

You are an overwhelmed, professional mom, and you keep trying to eat less, and move more and it is not working. You are trying to cut carbs, and workout excessively, and it's not working. You do not necessarily have time to go to the gym 4-7 days a week.

Now is the time to start.

If it seems like you are continuing to gain weight while

- in a calorie deficit

- doing daily 45 minute cardio sessions

- cutting carbs

-ignoring stress

-not eating enough protein, my question for you is:

'How is that working for you?'

While it is not easy, it is pretty simple.

Eat mostly (or at least more) minimally-processed foods.

Most people would define this as choosing foods close to how they're found in nature. Whole foods—sweet potatoes, broccoli, chicken, an apple—are a great example of this.


Reason #1: The greater the degree of processing, the more likely a food has:

👉Lost nutrition (fiber, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients)

👉Gained additives (sugar and/or refined starch, unhealthy fats, sodium, preservatives, and fillers)

Reason #2: Diets rich in minimally-processed foods are linked to lower rates of heart disease, cancer, depression, and type 2 diabetes.

Reason #3: Because minimally-processed foods also tend to be richer in fiber and protein, and lower in calories per volume, these foods make it easier for you to manage your calorie intake.

Minimally-processed foods are more nutritious, improve health outcomes, and help you regulate your appetite.

There’s just one caveat:

It’s REALLY hard to eat ONLY whole foods.

So, think of foods on a continuum.

As with most things, processing isn’t binary: Foods aren’t 100 PERCENT FAKE or FRESH-FROM-THE-DIRT (or animal).

Most are somewhere in between.

This is why we encourage minimally-processed foods versus only limiting yourself to whole foods.

Look at the foods you’re currently eating, and just try to move along the continuum, choosing foods that are slightly less processed than what you’d usually eat.

Plus, some processed foods are awesome.

Whey protein powder.

Tinned fish.

Those little emergency to-go packets of nut butter you keep in your glove compartment. (Snack attacks are REAL.)

Also: Cooking, chopping, and blending are all forms of processing.

So it’s not that processing is “bad.”

It’s just that ultra processed foods—star-shaped cereal puffs, electric blue energy drinks, and pretty much anything that’s shelf-stable for over a year—are usually specifically engineered to make these foods too delicious, and thus easy to overeat.


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